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NYT: Memos Advising Asbestos Ban Disregarded by E.P.A. Leaders

NYT: Memos Advising Asbestos Ban Disregarded by E.P.A. Leaders

May 9, 2019

Internal memos from Environmental Protection Agency scientists and lawyers recommending an outright ban of asbestos in the United States were disregarded by E.P.A. senior officials, The New York Times reports.

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Australian Woman Contracts Mesothelioma After Breathing in Asbestos At Work

Australian Mesothelioma Patient: ‘Why Aren't We Doing More to Prevent This?”

May 6, 2019

Sandie Foreman was working as a makeup artist and hairdresser in Australia when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016, despite not having ever worked directly with asbestos-containing materials or in an at-risk industry.

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EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

EPA denies petition to expand asbestos reporting obligations

May 2, 2019

A petition asking for the expansion of asbestos reporting obligations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been denied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Ethylene Oxide Levels Relatively Low Since Feb. Sterigenics Shutdown

Ethylene Oxide Levels Relatively Low Since Feb. Sterigenics Shutdown

April 29, 2019

A new federal report shows that the air quality in Willowbrook and nearby suburbs has improved dramatically since Sterigenics was banned from using ethylene oxide in their Willowbrook plant, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Asbestos-Related Deaths Not Declining as Expected

Asbestos-Related Deaths Not Declining as Expected

April 25, 2019

Asbestos was formally banned in Canada in 2018, but the abundance of the carcinogenic material and an extended latency period between exposure and contracting such

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New U.S. Asbestos Regulation Imposed by EPA, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

New EPA Asbestos Regulation Imposed, Critics Say Rule Falls Short

April 18, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral.

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Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

April 17, 2019

When Chicago area children and adults are done putting up with the snow, cold, and ice that a Midwest winter can bring, all they want to do is enjoy the warmth and comfort of the beautiful days and nights that summers in the area can bring.

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Ethylene Oxide Emissions Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

Ethylene Oxide Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

April 12, 2019

Efforts to protect the public from emissions of the toxic chemical ethylene oxide from plants like Sterigenics in suburban Willowbrook made a significant step forward.

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Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban

April 11, 2019

Two decades after banning asbestos in England, the toxic mineral continues to kill thousands of Britons every year, a new report released by the UK’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts FDA Action on Possible Medical Device Shortages

Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts Action on Possible Device Shortages

April 10, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working to prevent a potential shortage of medical devices after the shutdown of a sterilization plants in Willowbrook, Ill., and Michigan.

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